Raza – Gonna Make You Work review

Osaka imprint Millions Of Moments make a swift return to our shelves with this extended reissue of Raza brilliance on a clear orange twelve inch. One time Warp artist Raza first appeared on MoM last year with “Gonna Make You Work” and “As One” featuring either side of a swiftly sold out clear seven inch. Both tracks form the A Side here and sound just as immediately gratifying over a year later. Vintage Chicago sounds course through the roots of “Gonna Make You Work” from the warm luscious bass throbs to the delicate yet piercing 909 shuffles and main vocal refrain. This is complemented by the futuristic rhythms of “As One” which manages to reference two decades of Detroit techno in little over six minutes. Just to be different the tracks on the flip play inside out. “Big Room Subtleties” is just that, little more than a bleepy rhythm over abrasive kicks, whilst “Now Is The Time” is a return to the pumping raw Chicago sound of the A Side’s opening gambit. The cavernous and ever so slightly druggy techno throb of “Chocolate Drops” closes off proceedings in fine style.

Tony Poland